Madrigal Choir of Binghamton announces new artistic director
Cotten didn’t set out to lead a choir for 33 years. She and some friends just gathered around her dining room table to sing music they liked. After a while, they were saying, “Hey, we’re pretty good; we should perform!” Under Cotten’s leadership, the choir has premiered a new work by Alice Parker, commissioned and premiered a new piece by British composer Barry Seaman and performed more than 200 concerts in the Greater Binghamton area and beyond, including Cotten’s signature concert, “Ceremony and Celebration for Twelfth Night.” With her retirement from Broome Community College’s Department of Fine and Media Arts, she is moving to Arizona to be closer to family.
Planning is underway for the 2011-2012 season, which should be announced by August. More information about the ensemble may be found at MadrigalChoir.com.